Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First UFO of the year finished!

Well, it is a good thing I have not posted my goals or resolutions for this year yet because I would be off to a very bad start doing my first blog post of the year on January 13th!  I have been keeping busy though and finished my first UFO left over from previous uears.
The idea for this journal cover came from a random piece of Ukrainian embroidery I picked up at the thrift store.  At least I think it is Ukrainian, correct me if I'm wrong please.

Anyway, it is just too lovely not to make use of and the size lent itself to almost covering a daily journal.  Since it wasn't quite wide enough, the green aida was added on one side and I cross stitched my friend Jo's name on it.  I guess I let the cat out of the bag here on who is getting this.

There are simple flaps folded over and sewn  to hold the cover on the journal.  The whole thing was stitched by hand as I went along with the book itself for a guide.

Fun little project, nice little gift and a bit of upcycling to boot.   What more could you ask for?


Marilyn said...

You're back :). I love that you rescue needlework and upcycle it. Nice project.

gocrazywithme said...

I love that you used someone's discarded needlework! Did you know my name is actually Jo? (not really, but a girl's gotta try)